‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ First Official Trailer Promises Death and Destruction

The first official trailer for “X-Men Apocalypse” promises death and destruction.

Mutants clash in the new footage, released by 20th Century Fox on Thursday, as they become divided once Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, the very first mutant — once worshipped as a god in ancient Egypt — awakens after thousands of years.

“Doesn’t it ever wake you up in the middle of the night? The feeling that some day they’ll come for you and your children,” Michael Fassbender’s Magneto asks James McAvoy’s Professor X before he turns to the dark side. The first teaser for the sci-fi film, released in December, indicates that the answer is yes.

Apocalypse recruits a team of mutants, including his four core followers — Magneto, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm — convincing them that they’re lost because they follow blind leaders.

“No more false gods,” he warns them as they embark on a mission to cleanse the world, and face off against Professor X, Mystique, Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and their team of young X-Men (which includes newcomers Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan).

“We’ll take everything from them,” Magneto says.

The trailer — set to Clairity’s haunting rendition of the Coldplay hit “Don’t Panic” — closes with footage of Apocalypse putting Mystique in a chokehold as she gasps for air.

The pic is set in 1983, a decade after the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Bryan Singer returns to direct “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which hits theaters on May 27.

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  1. Gage says:

    My least anticipated superhero film of 2016. Dull cgifest, I’m sick of Jennifer Lawrence.

  2. Jar Jar Box-Office says:

    Where’s Wolvie? Did Hugh Jackman sign off on the character?

  3. John Miller says:

    “Promises Death and Destruction?” Wow, there’s so little of that in comic book movies! ;-)

  4. Bill B. says:

    Does this mean this series might finally be over? Please?

  5. Jesse says:

    Typical XMen crying. They could show Jennifer Lawrence for 2 seconds and you fanboys would still cry. You cried during DOFP and she wasn’t even in the film all that much. Sophie and the other new stars were filming far more days than Lawrence. For all we know all of her scenes are in the trailer.

  6. The only interesting thing about the trailer is hoping Lawrence gets choked to death and we can get back to an actual “X-Men” film. She’s not even that much of a box office draw! “Joy” tanked and that was her only movie that was just her and no franchise or ensemble cast to back her up. Boy Fox is a greedy mother. Why couldn’t they just let it go into that good night and give the rights back to Marvel? The first films by Singer were great. Dark, thematic, realistic. Ahead of their time. Then Singer sold out, making easily the cheesiest comic book films of anything out there. Heck Lawrence’s horrible interpretation of Mystique sums it up. Poorly detailed, bland visuals, and no heart in it. Hard to believe the former model was a better Mystique than her…well not really. LOL

    • Martha says:

      Joy made 100M$ worldwide to date and all the money it made is because Lawrence. Forbes, Deadline etc reported that it showed her BO power

      • Karl says:

        @Gage
        Joy was tracking for a $13M opening weekend and made $17M. But you’re pressed about Lawrence and BO

      • Nunez says:

        @Gage
        Without Lawrence, Joy would made less money with those mixed reviews. Every BO expert said that

      • Gage says:

        Jennifer Lawrence is not a box office draw. Joy under-performed back in December.

      • Francis says:

        @shadowsleuth
        She’s a Box Office draw. Without her, Joy would made less money. Stay pressed!

      • LOL Silly Martha, you don’t know how box office numbers work. You have to double your budget to be a success. “Joy” cost $60 million to make, $15 million of it was Lawrence’s pay day. Forbes and Deadline are on the marketing pay roll. What does that even mean? “The Revenant” made over $400 million! $100 million is nothing especially when you’re paying someone $15 million alone! Account for how much De Niro and the others were paid and you have yourselves a flop. Do your homework! Daddy’s Home made more money than “Joy”! BO power…please. More like BS power.

  7. Dusntan says:

    evil, your incoherent comments are off-base, to say the least. Oscar Isaac is Hispanic and Olivia Munn is Amerasian. Should more of the principal cast been more diverse? Sure. And it will happen.

  8. Dusntan says:

    I’m sure this will do typical comic book movie box office. But how many times can people watch cars flying, buildings being destroyed and super heroes suiting up? Apparently a whole boring lot.

    • Quentin says:

      According to a survey by Fandango,nearly three-quarters of ticket buyers said that they were motivated to see “X-Men: Days of Future Past” because of Lawrence role as Mystique. It was reported by Variety

  9. Gustavo H.R. says:

    This is not the first trailer, dumbos.

  10. Mark says:

    AMAZING. And Jennifer Lawrence is blue!

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